Nutrition for Growth (N4G) commitment
The European Union will commit as much as €410 million (US$533 million) for nutrition-specific interventions between 2014 and 2020 and spend as much as €3.1 billion (US$4.03 billion) for nutrition-sensitive programs between 2014 and 2020.
Nutrition specific, 2014
Nutrition specific, 2015
Nutrition sensitive, 2015
Nutrition specific, 2016
Nutrition sensitive, 2016
Nutrition specific, 2017
Nutrition sensitive, 2017
Reported progress shows that the total amount allocated between 2014 and 2020 (€4.3 billion
No N4G commitment
The EU committed in 2012 to support partner countries in reducing the number of stunted children under the age of five by at least 7 Million by 2025. This commitment is enshrined in its 2013 Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council 'Enhancing Maternal and Child Nutrition in external assistance: an EU policy framework'. The EU Member States endorsed this policy framework and its objectives in its EU Council Conclusions of May 2013. This political commitment was made previous to the Nutrition for Growth event. However it was not reflected in the commitment annex of the N4G.
This year’s progress report on stunting reduction is set against a challenging backdrop due to a lack of available and up-to-date data. The collection of anthropometric data, which are crucial to be able to measure progress toward the stunting reduction commitment, has not been possible. Based solely on modelled data, stunting progress is expected to slow, and even worsen, in low- and middle-income countries due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact of conflict and instability, including the war in Ukraine